Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
OOSL-0044
Organization Course Number:
USHIST102
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
14 weeks (75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 U.S. History II
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students an overview and survey of US history from after Reconstruction in the 19th century through recent times. Major themes addressed include industrialization and urbanization; reform movements; the emergence of the US as a world power; depression and war; the Cold War; a changing society; and the post-Cold War world and globalization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • evaluate how various Reconstruction plans succeeded or failed
  • describe and assess the growth and changes that took place in the south and the west following the Civil War
  • analyze the factors involved in the rise of corporations and heavy industry in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and assess the effects of these trends on American society in general and workers in particular
  • explain the growth of cities in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and assess the impact of this growth on urban life
  • identify the factors that led to the rise of populism in the 1880s and 1890s and assess the impact of populism on American society
  • investigate the causes and consequences of American expansionist policy in the 1880s and 1890s
  • explain the development of the progressive movement and assess the impact of the movement at the local, state, and national levels
  • investigate the causes of World War I, examine the reasons for American intervention, and evaluate the consequences of the war and the subsequent peace
  • analyze and assess the social and economic developments that characterized the period between World War I and the Great Depression
  • explain the causes of the Great Depression and evaluate the successes and failures of the New Deal as a response to the Great Depression
  • examine the causes of World War II, describe the course of the war, and assess the consequences of the war for the US and the world
  • explain the causes, events, and consequences of the Cold War, including the Korean War
  • examine US involvement in Vietnam and assess the impact of the war, the youth counterculture, environmentalists, minority groups, feminists, and gay movements of the 1960s and 1970s on American society
  • investigate and assess the major economic, social, and diplomatic developments of the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations
  • explain the causes, events, and consequences of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s
  • analyze and assess the significance of the major domestic and international developments of the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and first Bush administrations
  • deduce and evaluate the significance of the major domestic and international developments since 1990.
  • apply historical research skills to major themes in American history since the end of the Civil War

General Course Topics:

  • The settling of the west
  • Industrialization, foreign emigration and the growth of an urban culture
  • The US as imperialist power
  • Reformers and their achievements
  • The US as world power
  • The Roaring 20s and the depressed 30s
  • Hot war and then cold war prosperity and social changes
  • America in a globalized world
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
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